Back to some purely gestural sketches. Quick and fun to make.
Oil on Wood 10″x18″ Not as gloomy as it appears, I chose the bird metaphor to offer affinity with all living things. This is the last (perhaps) of the smaller works. I’m now challenging myself with very large paintings with a less specific focus than the small pieces. So far, I’ve experienced lots of trial […]
Worried bunny. A big, impressed “Thank you” to “as long as I’m singing” for a fabulous story based on a recent Watercolor Wednesday post. You’ll find Troy’s “Happy Feet” right here.
This week I’m breaking the form. For the next seven days I’ll be posting watercolor sketches while I continue to work on new projects. Not to worry about commenting on each post. I love hearing from you, but I don’t wish to make a pest of myself. Hope you find one of the seven […]
Another magical palette creature. Fortunately, this little caterpillar made telepathic contact just before I swiped him with a paper towel. Now with the aid of Photoshop, he will metamorphosize in cyberspace:)
Oil on canvas preliminary for the Divide Series With a glaze of white, parting the planes.
I LOVE to paint portraits, people, figures, gestures. In the hands of a skilled and thoughtful artist, Old Master or contemporary, there is no subject more compelling for me than a portrait. But, paintings of people can sometimes leave me less than satisfied. They can sometimes appear to me, too pretty, or too gimmicky, too […]
Part 3: The Woodpile Cath’s original photo casts a spell of the sanctified. My figures are paying homage. This is the final piece from me, in collaboration with Cath at Settle and Chase. Hope you enjoyed the images as much as we enjoyed making them.
A wild wind blew through my neighbor’s yard, causing a very long piece of packing plastic to take to the sky and dance. Naturally, I shot many photos of the performance. Later, I pulled the images into Photoshop and positioned them one atop the other to create the image below. Then, I sampled areas of the image […]
This is creature week. They are sullen and unnerving, sporting giant ears. I have no idea why. I tweaked digitally, just a little bit.
Another collage: revitalizing torn, discarded monotypes-line via pen and ink.
I’m clearly really interested in putting my monotype discards to use as reinvented images. He’s another. I see this as a glimpse into an alien home on a planet far from Earth. This humanoid creature is troubled, looking out into space from a balcony in It’s home. Oh, and It’s wearing a very long sweeping […]
This sketch originated from another scrap of a ripped up monotype that turned on its side, happens to resemble a face and hat of a fairy tale character. The rest is improvised. I think it just might turn up again as a fully realized children’s book illustration.
A recognizable style. Most artists have one or two. Many work most of their lives mastering one medium. Often one is a fine artist OR makes commercial work. I know this is rapidly changing. The lines between disciplines are blurring and that thrills me! While I am not competent in any discipline other than visual […]
Last post was an introduction to the fabulous Big Kids’s Magazine. This link connects you to the homepage of the BIG blog. You might say that BIG KIDS Magazine discovered my blog for young artists called Portrait of a Girl and Her Art. Lily (one of the creators), left a wonderful comment and requested that I take […]
This is part of a repost from my blog for young artists. I thought it might be exciting to share with you some excellent examples of exemplary online presence and some terrific work by very young artists. Their ages span from pre-teen to young adult. The sites below are three brilliant examples of what very […]
A dear friend, fabric and an intriguing art exhibit. All came together recently when my friend, who is Exhibitions Manager at the NJ Visual Arts Center, graciously guided me through Textility, the current exhibit. The link will take you to a slideshow of the work. A lovely evening all round.
(There is now a “Pause” gallery page on this blog. The tab above or this click will take you there. Clicking on the Behance Network will take you to an edited “Pause” gallery there as well.) Now loyal, patient friends, I will tell you in more personal words than you will read in my artist’s […]
VERY soon now, Portrait of a Girl and Her Art will be available in hardcover, paperback and PDF . I’m working on additional electronic formats. Very soon I’ll have purchase info ready for one step clicking. Portrait of a Girl and Her Art already has a dedicated blog where art tips, exciting interviews with young […]